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Old 07-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Starks Penciled in at RT

Just saw in an ESPN article about the current ownership state....they seemed to indicate that Starks is penciled in at RT. I guess money does talk huh?

As for the offensive line that will be charged with opening holes for Parker and Mendenhall, Max Starks is penciled in at right tackle, while Sweed's college teammate, fourth-round draft pick Tony Hills, will be given a shot to win the left tackle job, Tomlin said.

Center Sean Mahan will compete with free agent Justin Hartwig in what Tomlin said might be the offensive line's most "hotly contested battle."


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Old 07-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

It talks, but it's not written is stone. If he fails to play up to the standard that got him the transitiont ag, he will be replaced. But due to the money made, he will be given the chance to be the team's starting RT right off the bat.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

mahan vs. hartwig better NOT be hotly contested.

if it's a coin flip at center then we're in trouble!
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

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mahan vs. hartwig better NOT be hotly contested.

if it's a coin flip at center then we're in trouble!
Oh, I don't know.

Everyone has overlooked Mahan's health problems last year, but jumped to Marvel Smith's defense... "he isn't bad, he just had health problems"

I wouldn't be at all shocked if Mahan put up a real good fight.
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

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fourth-round draft pick Tony Hills, will be given a shot to win the left tackle job, Tomlin said.
....what??

is that a misprint or what? I would think marvel's got the position secured by now
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....what??

is that a misprint or what? I would think marvel's got the position secured by now
He'll be gone after this year probably.
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

Yeah, stupid Steelers. What are they thinking? Penciling in a guy who played that very position on a SB winning team.

What a bunch of idiots!






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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

Hopefully Hartwig will be our center you can call it injurys but I just don't think Mahan was put on this earth to be a center.
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Default Re: Starks Penciled in at RT

I just hope to see the lineup of;

LT Smith
LG Kimo
C Hartwig
RG Colon
RT Starks

get some time this pre-season. That's the lineup for me right there.
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Yeah, stupid Steelers. What are they thinking? Penciling in a guy who played that very position on a SB winning team.

What a bunch of idiots!






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Yeah, but the guy couldnt beat out a 2nd year OG last season to keep the RT spot. I just thought it was interesting that the RT position is supposed to be an open competition, but the article reads like Starks is the starter already. Maybe its the author being creative.

As for playing on a SB winning team, that means nothing. Tim McKyer played on 2 SB winning teams in SF and got burnt so many times that his TD dance should have been the Stop, Drop and Roll.
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